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Women go to Muirfield, regular-season finale for PGA Tour

Aug. 02, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB AND LPGA TOUR AIG WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN Site: Muirfield, Scotland. Course: Muirfield. Yardage: 6,649. Par: 71. Prize money: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1.02 million. Television:...

Column: Disruption now the norm until end of PGA Tour season

Jul. 26, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

It's already been a good week for Jason Day and Rickie Fowler before they even hit a shot at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Both were outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings with only two tournaments left in the PGA Tour's regular season, leaving them in jeopardy of...

Stenson joins Saudi tour, removed as Ryder Cup captain

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

The Ryder Cup captaincy of Henrik Stenson lasted all of four months. Ryder Cup Europe removed Stenson as captain for the 2023 matches — still 14 months away from being played in Italy — when the Swede decided to choose the guaranteed money of the Saudi-funded rival league over...

US OPEN '22: Key US Open moments looking at the last century

Jun. 15, 2022 01:52 AM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A capsule look at key anniversaries for this year's U.S. Open championship at The Country Club outside Boston on June 16-19: 100 years ago (1922) Gene Sarazen won the first of his seven major championships in the 1922 U.S. Open at Skokie...

McIlroy questions competitive desire of players in LIV Golf

Jun. 14, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Rory McIlroy had two strong comments about the future of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series in February. So far, one has been proven incorrect. “Dead in the water,” McIlroy said, referring to all the top players saying they were staying not interested. He...

PGA chief slams Saudi-funded league as series of exhibitions

Jun. 12, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan described the Saudi-funded league that has signed up Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as a “series of exhibition matches” that spends billions of dollars on players without getting a return on its investment. ...

Defectors open Saudi-funded golf series amid pomp, fractures

Jun. 09, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — At a distance it looked like a military flypast and Grenadier Guards trumpeting in a royal-style occasion. Only it wasn’t an extension of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee celebrations but the launch of the Saudi-funded golf breakaway, attempting to bring a sense of faux...

PGA Tour says Saudi-paid players no longer eligible for tour

Jun. 09, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson launched tee shots in the Saudi-funded golf league on Thursday, and it wasn't long before the PGA Tour said its players who took part were no longer welcome, even if they already had resigned. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan held a hard line on his...

Saudi-funded golf series puts new scrutiny on Mickelson

Jun. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Out of public view for four months, Phil Mickelson returns to golf under severe scrutiny because of where he’s playing and who is paying him. Mickelson is a six-time major champion, the most popular golfer this side of Tiger Woods. And now he is being...

Dustin Johnson quits PGA membership to play in Saudi league

Jun. 07, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Two-time major winner Dustin Johnson has resigned his PGA Tour membership to participate in the new golf series backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. The first LIV Golf Invitational, which offers $25 million in prize money, is taking place...